Originally posted by sfout:
Originally posted by Big_Daddy:
I'm all about drafting a young kicker this year. Once again, we have lots of picks and our kicker (Dawson) is a free agent
Sure, some of you may like Dawson's field goal abilities, but these last two years, I'm sure our team would be better off having a young guy who kicks it through the back of the end zone. In last year's super Bowl and last week's game, a very good return gave the other team momentum.
C'Mon Baalke, lets get a young, rocket-legged kicker! (I have no idea who's coming out this year)
I think that Harbaugh/Baalke have shown that they have no intention of drafting a kicker. They'll ride experienced veterans until the wheels fall off.
This. And then when the wheels come off, they will probably bring in another vet lol. I honestly did prefer we drafted one last year, but Dawson did alright by us in 2013. I do think at some point (maybe 2016) we should get a rookie kicker. My only worry (and perhaps the worry of this coaching staff) is that kickers can be very shaky. You just never know. When our offense gets the point where we aren't so dependent on those 3 points, they may be ok with going with a rookie kicker.